Traumatic Brain Injury and Medical Malpractice

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

If you suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to the negligent actions of a healthcare professional, you may be entitled to receive compensation through a medical malpractice claim. A traumatic brain injury can have severe consequences, and it is important to hold the negligent medical professional accountable to ensure that you receive the proper care following this devastating injury.
Diagnosing traumatic brain injury is the most critical step in minimizing long-term damage. Treatment may include an induced coma, surgical intervention, or medications to help stabilize your brain.
TBI can take months to show symptoms. Often when there are no obvious symptoms, TBI is not considered when you seek medical service after an accident. However, TBI should always be a consideration in any type of accident where the head was impacted, even if you are not unconscious or showing symptoms. Failure of medical staff to recognize this can be viewed as negligence, and give you cause to file a medical malpractice claim should TBI later be diagnosed.
If you or a loved one is suffering from the consequences of undiagnosed or untreated TBI in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Myers, Florida, please contact the medical malpractice attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a free initial consultation today.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Workers’ Compensation

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

When you sustain a workplace injury, you have a right to receive benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. One of the most devastating injuries you can sustain at work is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), an injury that can have lifelong, debilitating consequences.
Under workers’ compensation, you have a right to receive benefits for:

  • All related medical expenses
  • All related rehabilitative expenses
  • Attendant care, should it be necessary
  • A percentage of your after-tax wages while you recover

Filing for workers’ compensation can be difficult under any circumstances, but it can be made even more so when you are suffering from the effects of TBI. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida can help ensure your paperwork is filled out properly so that you are granted the full amount of benefits to which you are entitled. In addition, we can help you gather the proper medical evidence to support your claim, making the process of filing and receiving workers’ compensation much easier for you and your family.
If you live in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Myers, Florida and need assistance filing a workers’ compensation claim, please contact the Cochran Firm South Florida today schedule a free initial consultation.